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Research team awarded $1.9 million grant to prepare next generation of school psychology scholars

A USF research team was awarded a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund a multi-year project that will prepare the next generation of educators and scholars within the school psychology profession.

September 29, 2021Research

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USF associate professor launches interdisciplinary research center in partnership with Caribbean university

In collaboration with the University of West Indies Cave Hill, College of Education associate professor Patriann Smith recently launched an interdisciplinary research center in Bridgetown, Barbados.

September 24, 2021Faculty and Staff, Research

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USF research team awarded Library of Congress grant to promote visual literacy and historical inquiry with young children

A USF research team received a Library of Congress grant for a project that will strengthen the skills of early childhood teachers in supporting preschoolers’ exploratory learning and play-based inquiry using community-based historical photographs.

September 10, 2021Community Engagement, Research

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What’s the connection between literacy and climate change? How teachers can introduce eco-justice literacies into their classrooms

How can teachers prepare to introduce escalating social justice issues like climate change into their literacy curriculum? USF Assistant Professor Alexandra Panos offers some tips in-service teachers can follow.

September 9, 2021Research, Resources for Educators

Patriann Smith

Associate professor receives USF Outstanding Research Achievement Award

College of Education Associate Professor Patriann Smith, PhD, was a recipient of USF’s Outstanding Research Achievement Award. Presented by USF Research and Innovation, this year’s awards recognized 22 faculty members for their achievements in research productivity.

August 19, 2021Faculty and Staff, Research

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USF research team receives NSF grant to study the public’s understanding of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity

A University of South Florida (USF) research team was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the public’s understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and to teach people how to identify deceptive uses of these technologies online.

July 28, 2021Research

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USF research study seeks runners to test new product

A research team from the University of South Florida is recruiting runners for a study on a new product developed to reduce muscle soreness.

July 26, 2021Research

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Two College of Education faculty members awarded research grants from Institute of Education Sciences

Two faculty members from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education received funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to support multi-year research projects that will explore learning outcomes for Latino dual-language learners and multi-informant assessment solutions that improve mental health outcomes of middle school students.

July 16, 2021Faculty and Staff, Research

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Assistant professor uses mini service grant to launch literacy project in St. Petersburg

LaSonya Moore, an assistant professor in the College of Education at USF’s St. Petersburg campus, has launched a literacy project through a mini service grant she received from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg.

May 13, 2021Community Engagement, Research

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USF Team Selected to Join New NSF Diversity Program

A cross-departmental team from USF is one of four groups chosen nationwide to participate in a new National Science Foundation (NSF) pilot program called All-ABOARD, which stands for “Alliance-Building Offshore to Achieve Resilience and Diversity.” Members of the team that prepared the application from the College of Education include Ruthmae Sears, PhD, and Dana Thompson Dorsey, PhD.

May 7, 2021Research

Patriann Smith photographed with her younger brother, David Smith, during a family visit to Soufriere.

USF College of Education assistant professor to establish Caribbean educational research center through $3.6 million grant

Patriann Smith, assistant professor of literacy studies in the USF College of Education, has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

April 19, 2021Centers and Institutes, Faculty and Staff, Research

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USF faculty, students to present at 2021 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

The research of more than 80 USF faculty and graduate students will be presented to the educational research community at the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting from April 8-12.

March 31, 2021College of Education News, Research

About the USF College of Education:

As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.